Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Schumann Symphony Cycle: I

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Schumann Symphony Cycle: I

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 19:30

Robin Ticciati has often spoken about how important poetry, colour and story are to his music-making – and this makes Schumann one of his perfect composers. “I’m going to spend a lot more time with him next year…” Ticciati hinted last year. Now we can reveal exactly what he meant: he will direct a full cycle of Schumann’s symphonies over two weeks, and then record these pieces with the Orchestra.

Symphonies preoccupied Schumann throughout his 30s; the first took just four days to be born, others cost him years of effort. Together they stand as a grand, profound and very pleasurable legacy. Concertos by two of Schumann’s best-loved composers complete the concerts. Brahms, played by the electrifying and refined Russian violinist Alina Pogostkina and Mozart from the brilliant Paul Lewis.

Schumann once wrote: “Music — so different from painting — is the art which we enjoy most in company with others.” Come and share in what promises to be one of the highlights of the season.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - free to ticket holders - Dr Laura Tunbridge (University of Manchester) provides insight into Schumann’s symphonies

Symphony No 1 in B flat, 'Spring'
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 25 in C
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony No 4 in D minor
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)


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